Job Posting: Financial Institutions Manager

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Financial Institutions Manager

$10,106.00 - $12,051.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 5/23/2024

Job Description and Duties

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation is recruiting for one (1) permanent, full-time Financial Institutions Manager position in the Office of Credit Unions within the Division of Corporations and Financial Institutions. This position is to be located in either the Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego Office office. This recruitment may be used to fill subsequent vacancies of these positions within the next 180 days.

Under general direction of the Chief Examiner for the Office of Credit Unions, the Financial Institutions Manager/Examination Manager is responsible supervising a group of Financial Institutions Examiners and overseeing the examinations of state chartered credit unions in accordance with the Department's guidelines, the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, and the applicable State and Federal laws and regulations. The Examination Manager may be assigned to specific projects to refine examinations processes, internal policies, and training program.

The duties of this position may require the incumbent to visit any credit union location, division, or branch office or conduct examinations of the largest and most complex operations of a licensee, all of which requires the ability to travel. This position requires some traveling to other office locations and occasional travel to conferences, meetings, and training events. Travel is primarily done by driving, but also includes periodic air travel and overnight travel.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

Sacramento Location:
The Sacramento office is located in north Natomas. The Natomas office offers FREE PARKING, is easily accessible from INTERSTATES 5 and 80, and is also close to various dining and shopping choices in the Natomas area.

San Francisco Location:  
The San Francisco office is located in the heart of the financial district within walking distance to BART and restaurants.

Los Angeles Location:  
The Los Angeles office is located in the heart of the downtown financial district within walking distance to restaurants, transit, multiple parking options.

San Diego Location:
The San Diego office is located in the heart of Mission Valley, within walking distance to many shops and restaurants.

The duties of this position may require the incumbent to visit any credit union licensee location, division, or branch office or conduct examinations of the largest and most complex operations of a licensee, all of which may require the ability to travel. This position may require some travel to other office locations and occasional travel to conferences, meetings and training events. Travel is primarily done by driving, but also includes periodic air travel and overnight travel.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Financial Institutions Manager
$10,106.00 - $12,051.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) protects consumers and oversees financial service providers and products. The DFPI supervises the operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit unions and money transmitters. Additionally, the DFPI licenses and regulates a variety of financial service providers, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers, payday lenders and other consumer finance lenders. The DFPI offers benefit packages, competitive salary, a robust training program and opportunities for advancement.  

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

Title 11, section 703 (d) of the California Code of Regulations requires criminal record checks of all personnel who have access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Pursuant to this requirement, applicants for this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and be cleared before hiring. In accordance to DFPI’s (CORI) procedures, clearance shall be maintained while employed in a CORI-designated position. Additionally, the position routinely works with sensitive and confidential issues and/or materials and is expected to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of documents and topics pertaining to individuals or to sensitive program matters at all times.

This position is subject to Title 10, section 3830 of the California Code of Regulations, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation’s Conflict of Interest Regulations. The incumbent is required to submit a Statement of Economics Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of assuming office, annually by April 1st and within 30 days of leaving office.

Possession of Minimum Qualifications (MQ) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting MQ’s with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the MQ’s, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.


Applicants who completed their education outside of the US (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of U.S. course/degree equivalency. Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at at NACES | National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Additional Filing Instructions:


Application (Std. 678) must be completed in detail to demonstrate the quality and breadth of work experience necessary to meet the minimum qualifications for this classification.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 5/23/2024

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Attn: Ashley Johnson
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Financial Protection and Innovation
Ashley Johnson
Human Resources Office
2101 Arena Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications is REQUIRED and must be submitted with your Employment Application (STD. 678).  Applications received without an appropriate Statement of Qualifications based on the instructions below will be rejected for being incomplete and will not be considered.  Resumes, cover letters, and other documents will not be considered as a response to the Statement of Qualifications.  Please refer to the “Statement of Qualifications” section below for specific requirements

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Experience in providing constructive feedback
  • Experience providing training to others 
  • Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Experience with Modern Examination & Risk Identification Tool (MERIT) or other regulatory examination platform
  • Experience in examinations of financial institutions 
  • Able to communicate professionally with all levels of management and staff 
  • Able to interact with diverse groups of people 
  • Ability to handle competing priorities 
  • Ability to travel


State employees may be eligible for health, dental, vision and leave benefits, as well as retirement programs and other benefits.  Benefit eligibility may depend on length of service and may be subject to collective bargaining agreements, which are contracts negotiated between the State of California and employee organizations that define employees’ wages, hours and conditions of employment.  Other possible benefits include:

  • Alternate Work Schedules
  • Telework
  • Reimbursement Accounts

Benefit information can be found on the 
CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Ashley Johnson
(916) 268-8267

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Angelina Endsley
(916) 576-4938
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement Of Qualification

APPLICATIONS RECIVED WITHOUT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS (SOQ) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. NOTE:  Resumes, cover letters, and other materials will not be accepted in place of the required SOQ.

  • “In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ must be no more than two page(s) in length, single-spaced, using Arial 12-point font and must have the applicant's first and last name and Statement of Qualifications in the upper left corner.

Please explain your experience as it relates to the following questions below:

1. Describe how your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you to effectively carry out the duties of this position.

2. Include in the SOQ specific information and examples the demonstrate how your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities relate to the "Desirable Qualifications" and readiness for promotion to this position.

Examination Information

To obtain list eligibility for the Financial Institutions Manager before applying for the position(s), you must first take and pass the Financial Institutions Manager examination.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.